John Hall: page writings



'Page writings' as a heading is intended to include all those writings that are not visual poems or articles. A new publication (due in early 2008), Thirteen Ways of Talking About Performance Writing, is something of a hybrid, relating both to page writings and, as a 'lecture', to articles.

Publications from 1999 to the present are shown below, starting with the most recent.Titles of all solo publications are in the bibliography.

Thirteen Ways of Talking about Performance Writing

to be published early 2008 by PCAD (Plymouth College of Art and Design, Tavistock Place, Plymouth PL4 8AT)

ISBN 978-0-9557491-1-7


The Week's Bad Groan

A poem sequence from the early 1970s, revived for this publication out of a conversation with The Sardine Tree by Peter Hughes.

Oystercatcher Press

a fragment from

The Week's Bad Groan

the beautiful lovers left in the mire

of recent distress without their
favourite painter, teaching the young

who offer some corporate resistance & what
is famous about the beautiful lovers is

a certain fragility


Couldn't You?

Poems for the page (1999 - 2007)

Shearsman for details.

Versions of poems that are included in the book can be found at the Great Works and Jacket websites.


Apricot Pages: a brief textual adventure

Prose fiction

Reality Street for details.

Read opening section here.


Else Here: Selected Poems

(1968 - 1999)

Etruscan Books for details.

A poem from else here